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. how the affordable care act will give a push to new trends in healthcare. and, new technology that can bring you and your electronics closer than ever. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's wednesday, january 2nd. i'm angela miles. in our first look for 2013: today kicks off a fresh trading year. in a quick rundown of best the stocks to own in 2012, bank of america was the top gainer in the dow, up more than 100%. ironically, it was the biggest loser in 2011. pulte group, a home-builder stock, surged 195%. apple also makes the cut despite struggling at the end of the year. the stock was up roughly 27%. traders are already setting up for the jobs numbers due out this friday. it's expected 135,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate will remain unchanged at 7.7%. there is the sound of the opening bell on our show for a new trading year. gary kozlowski of united futures trading joins us, and happy new year to you gary. > > happy new year to you. > what do you anticipate the january effe
's producing safer food products from the beef industry and better hygiene among healthcare professionals who sometimes forget the basics, such as washing hands after treating patients. the company that makes camera systems that watch over you says they're also watching out for you in terms of consumer protection. that's according to adam aronson, whose company, arrowsight, watches by remote camera half of the beef industry and meat processors such as osi. "if osi can improve productivity by 10%, there's opportunities for other industries like this." it took the largest meat recall in history in 2008 to bring cameras into meat packing to the extent that exists today. in three years, arrowsight went from having cameras in one meat packing facility to 30 of them - not to mention other manufacturers and fast-food restaurants. "it sounds big brother-ish. that's usually the first comment we hear, and it's the right question. we're trying to get people to do a better job." aronson admits management requests cameras, not workers. but when it comes to improving efficiency, faster is not always better
on the horizon and healthcare reform upheld, 2013 should be smooth sailing for the economy, right? to almost no one's surprise, it's not that simple. despite that, in our cover story, we found a few people willing to stick their necks out and share with us their predictions. most everyone we found had reason for measured optimism. housing prices, for example, are going up. "there's hope that you can climb out. that's just a game- changer." and that opens up housing- related investment, which in turn may help stocks. "i see certain sectors helping the stock market. i see that true of the housing sector. look at real estate, look at building supplies, things that have been down in the past." as for jobs, john challenger says though the economy has been adding an average of 150,000 jobs a month, we may not need that many to make unemployment itself go down. the reason - baby boomers. "there are many more baby boomers retiring, so we don't need nearly as many new jobs as we did a decade ago." as for overseas trade, china's economy is predicted to grow at 7%. it used to be 15%. "hu jintao's appro
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